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Aristophanes

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Comprehensive information about Aristophanes including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Aristophanes (c. 448-385 b.c.), the great comic dramatist and poet of Athens. His birth-year is uncertain. He is known to have been about the same age as Eupolis, and is said to have been “almost a boy” when his first comedy (The Banqueters) was brought out in 427 b.c. This educational Aristophanes resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left By words the mind is winged. Quote Right
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Quote Left You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner. Quote Right
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Quote Left Let each man exercise the art he knows. Quote Right
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Quote Left This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought
Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land
Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.
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Quote Left Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod. Quote Right
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